The Power of a Pair of Shoes

The Power of a Pair of Shoes

You may have never thought of this, but do you know the power of a pair of shoes? Check out our latest video to see what we mean: NEW shoes donated by retailers and manufacturers help those in need all around the world. USED shoes donated by volunteers help create...
“I think they won the lottery!”

“I think they won the lottery!”

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  “I think they won the lottery!” That’s actually what someone in the parking lot thought had happened because the men were screaming so happily. You won’t be surprised that they didn’t win...
Traveller Story- Katie Hammill

Traveller Story- Katie Hammill

*Today’s post is from Katie Hammill. Katie recently travelled with us to Guatemala. I love “love.” And I love heart-shaped things. Whether it’s the tiny heart tattoo I got with five of my high school best friends, Snickers bars...
Give coats. Give love.

Give coats. Give love.

  Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  For the last few days, I’ve been filled with gratitude that we were a big part of helping tens of thousands of people who need a little love and a little warmth. Our creative director, Brian...
Rockstar Donor: Teagan

Rockstar Donor: Teagan

Teagan is only 9 years old and she’s already collected over 23,000 pairs of her original 25,000 goal! This journey began on Teagan’s 8th birthday when she decided to ask people to give shoes to the poor instead of buying her birthday presents! Many...
In it for the long-haul

In it for the long-haul

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  Not long ago, I started reading Sacha Dichter’s blog. He’s the Chief Innovation Officer at the Acumen Fund, “a nonprofit venture fund that is creating a world beyond poverty by investing in...
The smallest things can make the biggest differences

The smallest things can make the biggest differences

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  The Soles4Souls office is in a working class community about 20 minutes from downtown Nashville. For many years leading up to and after WWII, Old Hickory/Lakewood was a company town for DuPont, who...
Holier than thou… but who’s the ‘thou?’

Holier than thou… but who’s the ‘thou?’

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  I read a blog post recently titled “The Do-Gooder Industrial Complex” which, frankly, really pissed me off. Before you read it, please read this story from Bethany Christian Services, one of our...
The business of Soles4Souls

The business of Soles4Souls

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster:  I often write about the mission and work of Soles4Souls because I love both of those topics. I don’t usually write about the business of Soles4Souls, even though I’m just as excited about it as the...
Discernment, Judgment, Conviction and Certainty

Discernment, Judgment, Conviction and Certainty

Today’s post is from Soles4Souls’ CEO, Buddy Teaster: I read two things that have given me something to really wrestle with, both personally and professionally. The first, Letting Go of Judging, is from a newsletter I read from time to time called...